I was just speaking to some one this morning about our having the capacity to be ok with two conflicting feelings at the same time, and I thought about the waves. I was at the beach the other day and watched the waves come in and unfold before us. Some came in and calmly “melted away” and others came in with a fury and spewed water up into the air. What I noticed when I sat and studied the waves was that the size of the wave and how it subsided was due to the intensities of the flow of the water coming in meeting with the flow of the water being pulled back out. As a result of the water’s meeting resistance with itself, we got to see beautiful crashing waves.
Like the waves, there might be internal conflict with emotions in us. There might be emotions that collide with other emotions – but in that colliding there is more genuine beauty, more “realness”, more truth in who we are. There is more beauty in the realness of the conflict, than there is if we can’t be real or true with emotions that we “think” we are not supposed to have, and deny them, hide, them, or try to convince ourselves or others that they are not there. So, let’s go for it, let’s let our emotions be real, let’s let our emotions conflict and co-exist, let’s be real. It works with such beauty in the ocean.
- Standing in the Rain (freeyoursoulthroughwords.wordpress.com)
- Riding Your Emotional Waves toward the Peaceful Shore (lifecoachlinda.wordpress.com)
- Standing Firm Against The Tide (ariannasrandomthoughts.com)
- Life Is Like The Ocean (aninspiredapproach.com)